Church in Lesvos attacked with stones by illegal immigrants
Another church on the island of Lesvos in the eastern Aegean, was attacked by illegal immigrants.
The “Ταξιάρχης της Μόριας” church had large stones thrown through the windows.
Makis Pavlellis, a local who works and lives in Moria, said “something very bad and dangerous has been going on for 4 months in the area. It looks organised and directed.”
Previously, the Saint Catherine church in Moria was trashed by illegal immigrants, and then later defecated in. However, volunteers are now restoring the church, as reported by Greek City Times.
The main entrance to the Saint Raphael church close to the Moria migrant camp was attacked too.
This latest incident on Lesvos follows other recent shocking events, including two gangs of Afghani immigrants battling each other, African immigrants ridiculing and coughing on police in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and thousands of olives trees being destroyed.
About half of the 25,000 illegal immigrants on Lesvos are kept at the Moria camp that is supposed to host only 3,000 people. A rise in criminality has hit the island since the migrant crisis began in 2015 when Turkey allowed hundreds of thousands of people to leave and enter Greece illegally, whether via land or sea.
Lesvos, as an island of only 90,000 citizens, has been one of the most hardest hit areas of Greece.
As a deeply religious society, these attacks on churches are shocking to the Greek people and calls to question whether these illegal immigrants seeking a new life in Europe are willing to integrate and conform to the norms and values of their new countries.
Meanwhile, Hungary has contributed $30,000 to assist in the restoration of Lesvian churches destroyed by illegal immigrants, as reported by Greek City Times.